Because it shouldn't hurt to go home...
- A safe and confidential environment for women
- Intervention and education to promote non-violent family interaction
- 24/7 shelter and professional counseling for families in crisis
- Raise awareness of physical, emotional and sexual abuse in relationships to eliminate the cycle of violence
Did You Know
What is Domestic Violence?
Safe Harbor Shelter
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior exhibited by one person towards another between whom there is an intimate relationship. Domestic Violence is characterized by the misuse of power and control.
Domestic violence may include any, though perhaps not all, of the following:
- Physical Abuse
- Verbal Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Calvert County women or children.
Q: Is there a charge?
A: No, it is 100% free.
Q: How long can I stay?
A: People stay as long as they need to, usually 6 months maximum.
- 85% of all domestic violence victims are women who are abused by their husbands or boyfriends. Teenaged, pregnant and disabled women are especially at risk
- Nearly 1 in 4 women and just over 1 in 10 men in the US report experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or dating partner at some point in their life